Research hosted and curated by AfricArxiv allows for free and quick dissemination and global engagement.
All published articles and data items will receive an open license allowing reuse (e.g. CC BY 4.0 license for manuscripts) and a DOI (digital object identifier) and be indexed in scholarly databases.
Please note: AfricArXiv is not a journal and does not evaluate the scientific quality of a manuscript in all details. Once a manuscript passes moderation and is published, it persists in the system indefinitely. We reserve the right to withdraw manuscripts after publication if fraud or plagiarism is identified.
Check for journal compliance: Use the SHERPA/RoMEO service to check journal preprint policies for further details on self-archiving options for the journal in which you plan to publish your article.
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We accept the following types and formats:
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Other types will be considered upon submission.
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ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier known as ORCID iD which allows you to connect and share your professional information (affiliation, grants, publications, peer review, etc.) with other systems, ensuring you get recognition for all your scholarly contributions. Our partner repositories OSF, Zenodo, and Figshare have ORCID integrated into their system and allow you to seamlessly register, login, and update your submissions to your ORCID record.
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If you need further clarification or help to submit your work, please email [email protected]; we will be glad to assist you.
Should you have any concerns or issues submitting directly to our repository partners, you can share your work directly with our moderation team via this form.
If you want to share a manuscript that was already published as a journal article, go to howcanishareit.com and paste the article DOI in the search mask; check if ‘as preprint’ comes up among the accepted publishing formats.
Most academic journals do accept preprint archiving, some don’t. To find out more check the Sherpa/RoMEO database.
Upload your manuscript as a PDF file.
If you need help with formatting, you can use the following manuscript template put together by the AfricArXiv submission moderation team >> Manuscript-template_AfricArXivDownload
Once the manuscript is accepted by a peer-reviewed journal you can update the preprint to the postprint or accepted author manuscript and change this text to “This is a postprint that has been peer-reviewed and accepted at journal XXX.”
To share datasets, audio/visual files, and other research output, you can either use our submission portal or select a suitable affiliate repository from the list below.
We will assist you to add and link your manuscripts to supplementary files in any format.
Please ensure to respect the applicable copyright and license conditions for the files you upload. For scholarly manuscripts, the most widely used license is CC-BY 4.0.